Countdown to Christmas 2021: 9 weeks!

Hello friends! It’s been very warm in Sydney today and while we’re really enjoying the freedom of being able to get out and about (safely of course), we’re not socialising just yet. Heading into the Christmas season I want to be able to share lots of treats with others so I had fun experimenting with the Pretty Pillowbox Dies. I’m thinking the pillow boxes will probably hold 4 to 5 Hershey’s Kisses so I’ll be making a trip to Costco very soon!

The die set has all you need to create adorable gift and treat packaging:

I used this lovely Gingerbread & Peppermint Designer Series Paper for the boxes:

The pieces measure 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) and I trimmed them down to 6″ x 4 1/2″ (15.2 x 11.4 cm) before die-cutting. I’ll be able to use the leftover strips of paper for other craft activities: 

The die adds fold lines and after pressing along them, I sealed the sides up using liquid glue. A little bit fiddly!  

In Australia you can buy these thin velcro dots from Officeworks and they’re perfect for closing the pillow box: 

The dots blend in quite well: 

And make sure the treat boxes don’t pop open:

A simple way to decorate each pillow box is with the first initial of people’s names; this one’s for Paul 🙂 

To step it up a little I added the initial to a tag, that also comes with the pillowbox dies, and added some ribbon: 

If you snip the top of the tag like this, you can just slip it over the ribbon 🙂 

Like this: 

For this box, I just added ribbon and tied a bow: 

Finally, I die-cut another flap section in white, adhered it onto the original flap, then added a heat embossed sentiment: 

MEANWHILE … I discovered ‘Spoonville’ in the suburb where I live while I was out walking – amazing!!

Thank you so much for spending time with me today and if you have any questions about these treat holders, please ask! Megan xo

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